I often have a few books with bookmarks in them at once. I enjoy classics more than contemporary works of fiction, often read historical fiction, and love to get glimpses into other people's lives by reading memoirs and biographies.
Another book about teaching. This one is from 2004 and is by a woman who left her work as a journalist to be an intern with Teachers for Chicago. She spends a year in a seventh grade classroom and a second grade classroom. These inner city teaching stories are all the same: kids from the poorest homes in the roughest neighborhoods and the teachers who fight for them day after day. Hope and hopelessness all at once.